I am glad to hear you say that you will fight and I do hope that your friend will fight this also. Yes there is hope and I wish that you and your friend do not give up hope. I know from my dads fight with CC that he got some bad news along the way, such as a result from a CT scan that we didn't want to get or that he couldn't try this or that treatment. And when he got such news it would knock him back a bit after he heard it and it was hard to take. But my dad bounced back and a day or two later he felt a lot better and was thinking along the lines of "okay, we can't do that so what can we do next then". It might not feel like it right now, but you and your friend will bounce back and then the next stage of the fightback will begin.
Did your friends doctor talk about what type of chemo they would do, such as the Gemcitabine / Cisplatin combination? There are many types and combinations of chemo and many of the members here have shared their experiences of chemo. If you look at the chemo board or use the search function at the top of the page then you will find a ton of discussions from the members here about chemotherapy.
You ask what is the prognosis now with chemo and this is a question that neither I or anyone else here can answer for you. We are not doctors, and can not give medical advice like that. Members here will share their experiences of chemo and what it was like, but no one can say what the prognosis is for anyone.
One other thing I would mention to you is about the possibility of your friend seeking a second or even a third opinion. Is this something that your friend has done or would consider doing? Again I will say to you that I hope that you and your friend do not give up hope. Please keep coming back here as much as you want, even if you feel like venting, shouting or letting off some steam. We know how you feel and what you and your friend are going through, and if you have any more questions then please ask and we will all do what we can to help.
My best wishes to you and your friend,
Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.